June 19, 2006

As for Father's Day--

--aside from the prospect of serious bodily injury, I got some sweet cards from the children (including two extra hand-made ones) and some cool stuff--a DVD of The Out-of-Towners with Steve Martin and John Cleese (and Goldie Hawn, whom I can't stand, but the kids don't know that, so don't tell them), the first season DVD of The Office, a big bowl of Sunkist jelly beans, two books by Paulo Coelho--a writer with whom I'm decidedly unfamiliar, and the book I started on last night, 1776 by David McCullough.

I'm hoping for a good read on this one, but I was getting a bit antsy last night during the first chapter as he seemed to be straining at the seams to draw as many parallels as possible to our current Administration and our conflicts in the Middle East. It's not that parallels can't be drawn, it's that they can be drawn between ANY conflicts. Pointing out obvious similarities and acting as smug as if you've just invented the wheel doesn't really make you look that clever, especially when you're cherry-picking press quotes, no matter if they're from the 18th Century or the 21st. Maybe I was reading too much into it, but then again, maybe he's a much more hamfisted partisan hack than I gave him credit for being. I think not, but we'll see.

Other Father's Day gifts will go unreported in order to protect the delicate sensibilities of Miss Reba.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at June 19, 2006 03:31 PM

C'mon, admit it. Miz Reba got you a gift certificate to the pick-a-part, didn't she?

You sly dog.

Posted by: Skinnydan at June 20, 2006 08:20 AM

A gentleman never discusses such things, sir.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at June 20, 2006 08:50 AM